Dry ice is quite a dangerous substance. You can be forgiven for thinking that it was some ridiculous form of ice, but no. This is literally the solid form of carbon dioxide. As a result, it’s very dangerous.
Now, going off topic a little bit, I’m sure a lot of you are envious of the people who have a pool in their backyard. It’s nice to just put on a pair of swimming trunks and go in the backyard for a quick dip, without having to spend money at the swimming center 5 miles away.
I hope you’ve never actually thought to go to your neighbour’s pool and drop a chunk of dry ice in there without hesitation, but, that’s exactly what CrazyRussianHacker did.
The 30-year-old YouTuber, whose real name is Taras Kulakov certainly put the C in crazy with this video. He took a 30 lb block of the icy stuff, he crushed it up into smaller pieces inside a mini-fridge and then threw all that in the pool in the backyard of his home in North Carolina.
The results can only be described as… chemical. The water in the pool immediately started to steam up and carbonate, and while it was amazing to watch, I think Taras did the right thing by not jumping into the pool. He may be crazy, but he’s not as crazy as that.
As cool as the bubbling and sizzling of the water may look, it is not advised to go into a pool that contains dry ice, even if it’s an outdoor one.
Throwing the stuff in an indoor environment will cause asphyxiation, a state of depravation of oxygen, which can cause suffocation and in the worst cases: death.
So yeah, the only thing left for me to say is: Don’t try this at home, and enjoy the video and the crazy reaction with the dry ice and the water.